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Perdue on Proposed H2A Program Modernization
   2019-07-16 00:01:00.055
The Labor Department Monday announced plans to modernize a long-time guest worker agricultural labor program, with reaction to the news from the Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: What Barry Brought Coming Inland
   2019-07-15 00:00:54.517
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey recaps the weather related to Hurricane Barry from over the weekend, and how it's impacts were minimal compared to what forecasters predicted prior to landfall.

Barry Bringing Needed Moisture to Eastern Corn Belt?
   2019-07-15 00:01:00.133
Drying soils in the eastern Corn Belt, and the crops growing in them, could receive a shot of rain this week courtesy of what is left of a recent hurricane. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

USDA Report Forecasts More Corn, Globally and Domestically
   2019-07-15 00:00:55.666
USDA is forecasting more corn globally and domestically, compared to what was reported last month.(Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Big Wheat News? Cuts in Global Production Estimates
   2019-07-15 00:00:59.977
One big piece of news related to wheat is cuts in global production. (Stephanie Ho; Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Perdue: New Rules May Help Farmers Bring in Workers More Easily
   2019-07-15 00:01:00.055
There were lots of questions about farm labor shortages Monday for Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, visiting in California. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Most of Nation's Soybean Crop Has Emerged
   2019-07-15 00:00:59.297
Most of the nation's soybean crop has emerged. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Latest on Winter and Spring Wheat
   2019-07-15 00:00:59.951
USDA has the latest info on the winter and spring wheat crops. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Latest on Rice Crop Progress
   2019-07-15 00:00:50.207
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest on rice crop progress.

Floods, Power Outages, Food and Freezers
   2019-07-12 00:01:00.055
How can you keep food in the freezer safe to eat for a longer time when there's a power outage? (Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin) ** note to broadcasters: USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHOTLINE--(1-888-674-6854)

Prospects for Rice Growers Look Slightly Better than a Month Ago
   2019-07-12 00:00:59.951
New USDA rice forecast shows slightly improved price prospects for U.S. growers. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson; WAOB Chair Seth Meyer)

China's Purchase of U.S. Rice Has Historical and Ironic Aspects
   2019-07-12 00:01:00.133
China's recent first ever purchase of U.S. rice has a note of history and irony. (Rod Bain and Betsy Ward of U.S. Rice)

Actuality: Some Possible Reasons Why China Would Buy U.S. Rice
   2019-07-12 00:00:53.394
Betsy Ward of U.S. Rice explains China's interest in purchasing our nation's rice despite being a major world rice producer and consumer.

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   2019-07-12 00:00:54.935
USDA's global cotton production forecast is up slightly from last month. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson; WAOB Chair Seth Meyer)

Cotton
   2019-07-12 00:00:55.144
USDA's global cotton production forecast is up slightly from last month. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson; WAOB Chair Seth Meyer)

More Census of Agriculture Reports Coming Soon
   2019-07-12 00:01:00.238
Between now and year's end, USDA will release more specified reports from 2017 Census of Agriculture data. (Rod Bain and Joe Parsons of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)


Features

Agriculture USA


The Slightly Crazy World of Milk and Dairy
   2019-07-16 00:05:00.146
Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story for you on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy and the Real Love Convoy.

Consumer Time


Floods, Freezers, Fridges and Foods
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
If you've just had a power outage or if you are warned about a possible outage, here is some food safety information you need. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. **broadcasters--the story briefly references Hurricane Barry, but is good for anytime and anyplace**

Can You Salvage Food Items Touched by Flood Waters?
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
If your home is ever invaded by floodwaters, Gary Crawford has this advice from an expert on salvaging food items after the waters recede. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Chad Roy, with Tulane University. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Crazy World of Milk
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy.

Oh Honey! Are More People in Love with You?
   2019-07-16 00:02:41.671
It appears an increase in honey use on the consumer level is an indicator of how much more we seem to be enjoying this sweet delicacy. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Margaret Lombard of the National Honey Board

Mango Mania - Part 2
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
A group of mango farmers and others in the mango business are trying to get more of us to buy and try this tropical fruit. Gary Crawford has this ripe story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Manuel Michel, CEO of the National Mango Board.

Agriculture Update


What Was in USDA's Latest Crop Production Report?
   2019-07-16 00:02:30.047
What crops were featured in USDA's July Crop Production report? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Something to Look Forward to in August? New Acreage Numbers.
   2019-07-16 00:02:29.942
Resurveyed corn and soy acreage numbers will be reflected in USDA's August Crop Production report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadline Extended in Some States
   2019-07-16 00:02:19.598
Producers in twelve states impacted by the extreme rains and moistures of the Spring and early Summer will have an extra week to report their planted acres for spring-seeded crops. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

U.S. Rice Purchased by China for the First Time
   2019-07-16 00:02:30.151
A historic purchase has been years in the making and came about because of various USDA efforts and programs. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Betsy Ward of U.S. Rice

Enrollment Update on Dairy Margin Coverage
   2019-07-16 00:02:05.936
What are some enrollment takeaways as the new Dairy Margin Coverage safety net program approaches its first month of implementation? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce